Kyle Anderson, a decorated Australian darts player, has died.
The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) confirmed his death on Monday in a statement. Anderson was 33.
“We send our condolences and best wishes to Kyle’s family and friends at this terribly sad time, particularly his wife and children,” PDC president Barry Hearn said. “He was a popular player on the tour and his talent and dedication made him an inspiration to other players around the world.”
No cause of death has been confirmed.
Anderson, nicknamed “The Original,” competed in seven World Championships. The right-hander won the Auckland Darts Masters in 2017.
The darts world continues to share messages of condolences and memories with Anderson.
Fellow PDC athlete, Simon Whitlock tweeted, “Totally gutted to wake to the terrible news about Kyle. Not only a brilliant player but a very nice man. Many times I played against him and loved playing with him. You will be missed Kyle but never forgotten – tragic.”